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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

Issue 23 - Minutes of Proceedings


OTTAWA, Tuesday, November 30, 2010
(58)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day, at 9:30 a.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Ataullahjan, Callbeck, Day, Dickson, Eggleton, P.C., Marshall, Murray, P.C., Neufeld, Peterson, Ringuette and Runciman (11).

In attendance: John Bulmer and Sylvain Fleury, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, November 4, 2010, the committee continued its examination of the the expenditures set out in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, with the exception of Parliament Vote 10. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 22.)

WITNESSES:

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada:

Colleen Swords, Associate Deputy Minister;

Susan MacGowan, Chief Financial Officer.

National Defence:

Kevin Lindsey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Finance and Corporate Services;

Major-General Robert Bertrand, Director General, Financial Management;

Colonel Sean Friday, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and Strategy, Canada Command.

The chair made an opening statement.

Ms. Swords made a statement and, together with Ms. MacGowan, answered questions.

At 10:40 a.m., the committee suspended.

At 10:45 a.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Lindsey made a statement and, together with Maj.-Gen. Bertrand and Col. Friday, answered questions.

At 11:35 a.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:


OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 1, 2010
(59)

[English]

The Standing Senate Committee on National Finance met this day, at 6:45 p.m., in room 9, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.

Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Callbeck, Day, Dickson, Eaton, Eggleton, P.C., Marshall, Meighen, Murray, P.C., Neufeld, Peterson, Ringuette and Runciman (12).

In attendance: John Bulmer and Sylvain Fleury, Analysts, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament; Francine Pressault, Communications Officer, Communications Directorate.

Also in attendance: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, November 4, 2010, the committee continued its examination of the the expenditures set out in the Supplementary Estimates (B) for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, with the exception of Parliament Vote 10. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the committee, Issue No. 22.)

WITNESSES:

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited:

Hugh MacDiarmid, President and Chief Executive Officer;

Kent Harris, Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer.

Export Development Canada:

Derek Layne, Vice-President and Chief Risk Officer.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada:

Michael Fine, Director General, International Trade Strategy and Portfolio Bureau;

Julie Insley, Director, International Trade Portfolio Division.

Industry Canada:

Alison Tait, Director General, Auto and Transportation Issues, Automotive and Transportation Industries Branch.

Transport Canada:

Brigita Gravitis-Beck, Director General, Air Policy.

Department of Finance Canada:

Richard Botham, General Director, Economic Development and Corporate Finance Branch.

The Honourable Senator Marshall moved:

That the Honourable Senator Neufeld be deputy chair of the committee.

The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.

The chair made an opening statement.

Mr. MacDiarmid made a statement and, together with Mr. Harris, answered questions.

At 7:47 p.m., the committee suspended.

At 7:52 p.m., the committee resumed.

Mr. Fine made a statement and, together with Messrs. Layne and Botham and Mmes. Tait, Insley and Gravitis- Beck, answered questions.

At 8:45 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.

ATTEST:

Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee